ASUS' new 'TUF' 2019 gaming laptops elect Ryzen chips, FreeSync

ASUS' TUF gaming brand has unveiled a couple of new laptop models at CES 2019, bringing some Ryzen goodness for good measure.

The new laptops utilize Ryzen's Picasso Mobile APUs, with four cores and eight threads for "capable" performance and every day work. According to ASUS, the FX705DY model boasts around seven hours of video playback, and the second FX505DY model should net you around six. Both models come with FreeSync for smoother frames, with the higher-end model FX505DY hitting 60 Hz, and the lower-end hitting 40 Hz.

  • IPS-level NanoEdge Display and AMD FreeSync™ for Amazing In-game Visuals: FreeSync minimizes stutter, tearing, and input lag, so you experience smoother and more immersive gameplay on the narrow-bezel FHD display
  • Game-ready Performance: The latest AMD® Ryzen™ processor and Radeon™ RX 560X graphics deliver an engaging experience in popular games and enough power for everyday work
  • Military-grade Toughness: Meets MIL-STD 810G standards to ensure it withstands everyday bumps and knocks, as well as temperature and humidity extremes
  • Desktop-inspired RGB-backlit Keyboard: Customizable lighting offers numerous colors and effects, while Overstroke technology shortens the actuation distance for faster response and improved feel
  • HyperCool Technology for Improved Durability: Integrated Anti-Dust design and HyperFan help maintain peak performance and stable cooling over the long run
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ProcessorAMD® Ryzen™ 5 3550H
Operating systemWindows 10
Display15.6" FHD NanoEdge wide-view display up to 120Hz
17.3" FHD NanoEdge wide-view display
GraphicsAMD® Radeon™ RX 560X
MemoryUp to 32GB DDR4 2400MHz
StorageUp to 512GB PCIe® SSD
Up to 1TB FireCuda™ SSHD
Wireless802.11a/b/g/n/ac WLAN
Bluetooth® 4.2
Connectivity2 x USB 3.1 Gen1
1 x USB 2.0
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x RJ-45 jack
1 x 3.5mm headphone and mic combo jack
1 x Kensington lock
Keyboard and touchpad1.8mm key travel
Customizable RGB or red backlighting
AudioDTS Headphone: X
Battery48Wh Lithium-polymer battery (FX505DY)
64Wh Lithium-polymer battery (FX705DY)
AC adapter120W power adaptor

Regarding pricing, ASUS is quiet for now, but the company says they'll become available in Q1.

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